Cubic Telecom Offers International Mobile Calls For Local Rates


Mr Pogue over at the New York Times has picked up on Cubic, a new mobile service which aims to let people make international calls for the cost of local calls. It’s not content, but it is interesting — especially for those of us who travel a fair bit or have families overseas. The people behind it run a calling card business, and seem to have had the brainwave that calling cards would be easier to use if they had a phone attached (and customers would be less likely to go with one of the other calling card companies). It works by giving customers local numbers in as many countries as they want, and then connecting calls over the internet. “When you dial a number and press send, your phone rings a few seconds later. When you answer, you hear a voice saying,

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